Jonathon (6) "all boy" wanted no part of the cheerful palette
I love his muted and mysterious trio
I first heard about Austrian artist Rosina Wachtmeister a couple years ago from Jacqueline at Kids Artists. Don't ask me why I waited all the way until now to do an art lesson based on her cheerful abstract cats. This was the last week in my 6 week art session for February and March. I wanted to do a fun and lively 1 day project (reflecting the mood of the kids itching for spring break, still a few weeks away :)
I did provide a crescent shaped head template so the children could feel comfortable in beginning their piece and eliminate the pinhead syndrome :) (something I don't always do) From there we followed a loose direct line drawing lesson. They completed their art works with oil pastel and watercolor. I encouraged them to really have fun with color.I think my 1st graders did a wonderful job creating a trio of cats in the spirit of this artist who now lives near Rome surrounded by her many beloved felines.